Since 2007, Coach Tyrone Giscombe has been an integral part of the lives of many student-athletes, volunteered more than 12,000 hours at three different area schools. He has mentored and coached student-athletes who have been on teams that have won a combined six state titles, nine district titles, 10 regional titles and three Cape Coast Conference titles in track.
Jessica Griffin was a two-time Miracle Sports Network First Team All-State pick and two-time First Team All-Space Coast selection. She batted .511 with 50 runs batted in in her final two seasons for the Vipers. The Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee had a .781 slugging percentage and was recruited by several schools.
Former World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Pinklon Thomas has been a warrior, fighter and role model for disadvantaged and troubled youth at the University Boxing Gym in Melbourne. Thomas fought and defeated the very best heavyweight fighters the world could serve up, but his toughest fight has always been against the evils that plague our society through drugs and alcohol.
Wallace “Waldo” Williams was without question one of the best all-around athletes to ever grace a Brevard County sports field. He was an integral part of what many consider the best high school football team to ever step on a Brevard County gridiron, the 1972 Merritt Island Mustangs undefeated state championship team.
2019 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Sports Ambassador Mike Acosta’s passion for running and giving inspired him to found the Power of Pizza Charities.
In the latest edition of “Sit Down with Steve” from the Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios, Steve Wilson talks with Peter Blount – one of the top athletes and coaches to come out of Brevard County. He has been inducted into both the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame and Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Don “The Dragon” Wilson won state, U.S. and world titles in the full-contact middleweight division.
Ted Ruta, a universally respected four-decade officiating veteran, has been nominated for consideration into the Class of 2020 of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
JT Hassell led the Gulf South Conference in tackles, solo tackles, tackles per game and forced fumbles. He also set Florida Tech records for total tackles and solo tackles in a game. At Florida Tech, Hassell dominated the opposition. In his junior season, he was named to the second-team All-Gulf South Conference, and led the team and finished fifth in the conference with 78 total tackles.
Gerald White’s belief in his abilities leads him to success in high school and college football and induction in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
If doctors knew then what they know now, Bob Anderson might have had a professional football career similar to his college football career.
Mustang wrestler Tony McCormick won the 167-pound state championship his junior year and would go onto finish his final two years at Merritt Island undefeated in 73 matches and capture another state title in his senior year.